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BCMS October Character Lunch

Filed in Archive by on October 18, 2017

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On Friday, October 13, forty-three middle school students were surprised to learn they were being treated to a special pizza lunch and a “Pit Party” after being selected by teachers for demonstrating one of the following character traits: Creativity, Hope, Appreciation of Beauty and Gratitude. The best part of the celebration? They each got to bring along a friend.

While the students at BCMS represent many positive characteristics, three times a year, as part of the school’s Character Education Program, students are honored for specific observed character traits outlined in the BCMS Pillars of Character. Each team nominates students who have demonstrated one of the highlighted character traits on a consistent basis.

Special thanks to Kiwanis for their support of our Character Program at BCMS. Congratulations to our students! 

Hudson House

Grade 6

  • Henry Castagna – Henry creates amazing Star Wars fan art and loves to spend time making fun Kahoots. He looks at things not as they are, but as they could be.
  • Abigail Clearfield – Abby shows her appreciation by thanking her teachers every day. She is a pleasure to have in class because she makes it clear that she is happy to have the opportunity to learn with us.
  • James Janeski – James is always engaged and interested in class discussions. Teachers really appreciate seeing students who are excited and thankful to learn.
  • Kirsten Phang – Kirsten is an amazing artist whose eye for detail adds to her beautiful pieces. We look forward to seeing her art hanging on the wall of a museum someday.
  • Jackson Willi – Jackson gives his teachers hope for the future. He is polite and strives to do his best. He reaches out to help in the classroom as well as during school activities. We know he will make the world a better place.

Grade 7

  • Adriana Ayala – Adriana demonstrates her creative spirit throughout the drawings that she does for school assignments and outside of school. Her characters are original and fun to learn about.
  • Orin Carlson-Lee – Orin shares his interest in music and is auditioning for the jazz band.
  • Courtney Sorbello – Courtney demonstrates gratitute when she sincerely thanks her teachers for their time every day.
  • Jackson St. Cyr – Jackson takes the opportunity to go above and beyond with his creative flair on assignments. This is much appreciated by his teachers and peers.
  • Patricia Stephens-Burchette – Patricia demonstrates gratitude when she sincerely thanks her teachers for their time every day.

Grade 8

  • Madalyn Brand – Maddie demonstrates her gratitude by always saying thank you.
  • Margaret Bryngelson – Maggie is very creative as demonstrated through her drawings.
  • Emma Henn – Emma is very creative as demonstrated through her drawings.
  • Max Kaback – Max accepts and appreciates assistance from everyone.
  • Griffin Roeder – Griffin appreciates any assistance given to him.

Mohawk House

Grade 6

  • Maya Chalk – Maya’s artistic ability stands out in the classroom.
  • Amelia Kuhn – Amelia consistently displays great work ethic that will set her up for a positive future.
  • Colin NeJame – Colin is very helpful and supportive with his fellow classmates.
  • Carly Scheid – Carly is grateful for any help given to her and is always smiling.
  • Robert Zhang – Robert is very pleasant and polite. He shows creativity through his art.

Grade 7

  • Silas Elliott – Silas has shown great artistic ability and creativity in science through labs and projects.
  • Emma Johnson – Emma has an artistic eye which she shows through her drawing. She also appreciates nature and the animals in her science room.
  • Jack Newell – Jack always shows his gratitude for his teachers by saying thank you to them as he leaves the room. He also assists his Spanish teacher by helping to put up the chairs at the end of the day.
  • Mia Oppy – Mia has shown great artistic ability and creativity in science through labs and projects.
  • Jared Scharf – Jared always shows his gratitude for his teachers by saying thank you to them as he leaves the room. He is an upbeat, wonderful person.

Grade 8

  • Thomas Burzesi – Thomas is being recognized for his amazing creativity on the Mohawk 8 Team.
  • Viera Midgette – Viera is being recognized for his amazing creativity on the Mohawk 8 Team.
  • Mollie Silver – Mollie is being recognized for the character strength of gratitude on the Mohawk 8 Team.
  • Grace Truchard – Grace is being recognized for the character strength of gratitude on the Mohawk 8 Team.
  • Megan Whitbeck – Megan is being recognized for being exceptionally hopeful gratitude on the Mohawk 8 Team.

Patroon House

Grade 6

  • Norah Farber – Norah creates beautiful artwork, including interesting comics.
  • Shen Henson – Shen always exhibits a positive outlook. He always aims to make each day great.
  • Gigi Sitzer – It is great to see Gigi ask teachers for extra help! She always thanks teachers for their time and support.
  • Emma Zwicklbauer – Emma loves to talk about her experiences from her travels. She shares with us interesting ways and customs of other cultures.

Grade 7

  • Mirella Albrecht – Mirella is a very gracious student who goes out of her way to thank her teachers at the end of class.
  • Rachel Cuccolo – Rachel is a very upbeat student and always seems to be able to handle difficult situations.
  • Alicia Prieto – Alicia has shown an impressive creative ability so far this school year.
  • Henry Reichman – Henry has a very distinct artistic and creative side which he demonstrates in class.

Grade 8

  • Robert Davis – Robert is very grateful for each day. We can tell he appreciates the efforts of our lessons and uses all the resources available to be successful.
  • Megan Dellenbaugh – We really appreciate Megan’s thoughtful and creative thinking in class. She can be counted on to offer different perspectives that are engaging and exciting.
  • Andrew Provera – Andrew is a very hardworking student and is working each day to improve for the future.
  • Emily Spada – The team really appreciates Emily’s creative thinking and offering answers that are often “outside the box.”
  • Etta Thornton – Etta says thank you every day when she leaves the room. She genuinely means it and makes us feel very appreciated as teachers.